dangolka (CBS) — The brand new-look Patriots are 1-Zero after a win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 1, with J.C. Jackson sealing the 21-11 victory with an end-zone decide within the recreation’s closing minutes. For that effort, the younger cornerback acquired the sport ball from head coach Invoice Belichick.
As they do after each win, the Patriots shared a video of the locker room celebration. It included some reward from Belichick, who was happy with the contributions by each aspect of the roster.
“That was an excellent workforce win. You guys obtained good contributions from all three phases; all people contributed there and did a whole lot of issues nicely,” mentioned Belichick. “There may be definitely a whole lot of room for enchancment and we’ll work on that. You guys dealt with and saved your poise nicely when the sport was getting out of hand or might have. You probably did an excellent job dealing with it and caring for it on the scoreboard.”
"We now have to proceed to beat adversity. That's going to be the title of this season. That's what sort of 12 months it's been."
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Belichick was fast to reward Jackson throughout his postgame press convention on Sunday.
“I might simply say that I actually take my hat off to J.C. [Jackson]. I believed J.C. actually competed nicely at present,” mentioned Belichick. “He confirmed a whole lot of psychological toughness and an actual competitiveness of the sport, after which for him to make that play on the finish simply sealed the win, together with the run that we had there to get the primary all the way down to run out the clock. However the interception that J.C. had in the long run zone, I believed he confirmed a whole lot of psychological toughness and a excessive stage of competitiveness in at present’s recreation. So, I simply needed to personally congratulate him for that as a result of that was good.”
The 24-year-old Jackson continues to raise his play and appears poised to have a breakout season as New Engalnd’s No. 2 nook. He got here into the season with eight profession interceptions over his first two NFL seasons, and is already off to an amazing begin to 2020. Jackson defended two different passes along with his decide towards the Dolphins on Sunday.
In fact, no Patriots celebration isn’t full with out some phrases of knowledge from workforce captain Matthew Slater.
“The street to get so far wasn’t simple, in any respect. However I assure you one factor, in some unspecified time in the future we’re going to need to proceed to beat adversity. That’s going to be the title of the season,” mentioned Slater. “That’s the form of 12 months it’s been.”
The street goes to get more durable for the Patriots, however for now, they’re feeling nice about being 1-Zero on the season.